Groundwork is a mindful movement practice that soothes the nervous system, restores tissue integrity, and deepens sensory awareness as a pathway to healing and self-knowing. As a floor-based class, this introductory series of classes will guide you to explore intuitive movement, patterns of development and organization, and discover practices like somatic unwinding, rolling point of contact, and tracking movement forces and flow.
Somatic Groundwork is an active, attentive bodymind patterning practice that can be adapted to meet the unique needs of any practitioner to provide safe and effective movement explorations in a gentle and nourishing way. In a practice of yield and surrender, relating to earth, body, breath . . . we feel our way to inner spaciousness through playful self-research.
When: Tuesdays in February. February 4, 11, 18, 25 from 9:00-10:00am.
Where: JUMP Move Studio on the fifth floor, take a right out of the elevators.
Cost: 4 class pass for $40 or $15 single class/drop-in fee.
*When you participate in a program or activity at JUMP, you agree to our
What to Expect: Wear clothes you can move in and bring a water bottle. We have limited changing room space and do not have lockers for personal items at the moment so please plan accordingly. Check our FAQs below for any further questions.
Kaila June is the founder of SomaKinese School, offering virtual and live educational programs and workshops on embodied movement science. She is a dance-artist, Registered Somatic Movement Educator, Certified Personal Trainer, and Corrective Exercise Specialist. She has dedicated her life to helping people experience movement as a vehicle for bodymind change to improve function, performance, and personal growth and transformation. She is totally vested in the art and science of movement education and how we can skillfully use movement as a tonic medicine.
Drawing from somatic movement education and weaving research from the fields of biotensegrity, neuroscience, and the healing arts, Kaila designed Somatic Groundwork as a self-research tool using our moving awareness. Somatic Groundwork emerged over several decades through personal self-research and healing, creative play with dancers and artists, academic study and professional certifications, and opportunities with many wise teachers, guides, and colleagues. The underlying inquiry is motivated by finding methods to help humans recover their natural being: one that is emotionally steady, mentally calm, and physically grounded.
What is your passion?
The co-creative evolution of humanity and the biosphere.
What is JUMP?
JUMP – or Jack’s Urban Meeting Place – is a not-for-profit, interactive creative center and community gathering place in the heart of downtown Boise. Please go to
JUMP is a dynamic and innovative space and safety is our first priority. Please monitor your children and keep them safe at all times.
Personal Release Statement: I understand that the activities and services related to my participation may have an element of hazard or inherent danger and I take full responsibility for my actions and physical condition. I agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless JUMP and its directors, officers, contractors and employees from any liability loss, cost or expense (including, but not limited to, attorney’s fees, medical and ambulance costs) that I may incur while participating in the activities. JUMP will not tolerate any unlawful use of copyright material. Liability for such unauthorized use shall rest solely with the producer. The participant further agrees to hold harmless JUMP for damages arising out of such claims. I assume the liability of and agree to compensate JUMP for any damages other than normal wear and tear of the facility and equipment. When entering the JUMP premises, you are entering an area where photography, audio and video recording will occur. By entering these premises, you consent to all recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used for any JUMP purpose. I further waive my rights to all claims in connection with any JUMP publication, regardless of its purpose. JUMP is not responsible for replacing lost, misplaced, stolen or damaged belongings and valuables; therefore, JUMP recommends that visitors bring only essential items to the facility.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
You may bus, bike, drive, walk, skip, etc. Check Boise's bus schedule at
Do you have accommodations for people with disabilities?
Absolutely. We support the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and encourage participation by everyone. If you require special accommodations to participate in our programs or to use our facilities, please view the
What is the refund policy?
We depend on your enrollment for a successful class so please plan your schedule carefully. Classes which do not meet minimum enrollment are subject to cancellation. Refunds are issued in full if the class or program is cancelled, if you cancel at least seven days before the starting date of the class, or for documented medical reasons. Please email
What about cancelled classes?
Please check our website
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Notice of Photographic and Media Recording
When entering the JUMP premises, you are entering an area where photography, audio, and video recording will occur. By entering these premises, you consent to all recording media and its release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used for any JUMP purpose. You further waive your rights to all claims in connection with any JUMP publication, regardless of its purpose. If you have any questions please call (208) 639-6610.